UKLA Viewpoints: Literacy and Film

Children’s first experiences of narrative are often from the films they watch.

  • Film is a primary source of narrative for many children and central to their orientation to literacy.
  • Children have the right to access specialist children’s films reflecting their own cultural and linguistic contexts.
  • Teaching and learning about film enables children to make explicit their intuitive understandings of narrative and film language.

You can download the full UKLA Viewpoint below.

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